Meet the Staff:
Heidi Madsen is a performance artist. Based in Columbus Ohio, Madsen creates awareness of social issues through her performance art. Currently, she is focused on bringing installation Art and sculpture to life through performance Art. For the last eight years, Madsen has served as the Programming co-coordinator on the steering committee of the Creative Arts of Women (CAW).
Madsen has a Computer Science Engineering degree from The Ohio State University. Professionally, she works for JPMorgan Chase as the Community of Practice Lead for Global Technology Program Management. In her community, Madsen uses performance Art as an effective tool to capture her audience’s attention and start meaningful conversations. Madsen’s studies in Clowning, The Art of Hosting, and Social Presencing Theatre are the foundation for projects in this community-based work. She is the recipient of Greater Columbus Arts Council Professional Development grants to pursue her creativity as a career path while giving back to her community.
Janette Jones Ball is a painter and installation artist using acrylic, water soluble oil, ink, polycrylic, masonite wood and brick, and led lighting. Raised in Columbus Ohio, she studied at The Columbus College of Art & Design, and recently as a member of the Creative Arts of Women.
Additionally, Janette continues to help people heal through her pet portraits. These colorful pet portraits are painted with bold colors to capture the emotion and lines of expression; and amplify the language not spoken between the owner and their beloved pet.
She is a former corporate IT Professional and now monitors, manages and deploys all aspects of information functionality for the Super Art League.
Janette considers her mother to be one of her greatest Art mentors. She also has a son and daughter of her own that are grown, and they have little ones of their own. She loves to be with kids and hopes to enrich the local young community with Art while teaching teamwork and friendship.
James Kindler is a mixed media painter and 3D sculptor. Based in Columbus, Ohio, Kindler is also a member of the Artist Wrestling League (AWL). The Super Art League was born from an adaptation of his pilot of the AWL Kids program. Kindler saw the program making a difference, as shy, quiet kids would open up when adopting a fun, amplified persona.
“I coached soccer for 12 years. I don’t remember our win-loss record, but I can tell you how many kids went to college. I taught them life lessons." Kindler sees the Super Art League as a way to teach kids to get up in front of people, to give them some performance skills and confidence while being positive and affirming of their unique traits.
Professionally, Kindler owns a successful commercial and residential renovation and home improvement business.